Golden Woman (deceased)
Gwenny Lou Sabuki is an altered human, a young girl who was exposed to bizarre energies thanks to the meddling of the diabolical Agent Axis. Not only was she not harmed by said exposure, but she'd gained fantastic light powers that she used as the Golden Girl!
Force Blast (a): caught in an explosion caused in her father's experimental equipment by Agent Axis, Gwenny Lou developed the ability to emit a powerful burst of concussive energy, a blast she can use to inflict intensity 10 force damage per golden strike.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Boxing (s): an accomplished scrapper, Gwenny Lou can divide her total action score by two, which allows her to make two unarmed melee attacks within one exchange. The first will happen normally, and the other will occur as a contingent action.
Languages / English and Japanese (i): though a natural born American citizen, Gwenny Lou was raised with the help of Japanese immigrant grandparents. As such, she grew up mastering both English and Japanese, and can speak and write in both fluently.
After World War II, Gwenny Lou joined up with the new V-Battalion, a group of heroes from the War dedicated to hunting down escaped Nazi war criminals. She can easily rely upon them, and her former Kid Commandos allies, for assistance should she ever have a need.
Youthful Exuberance, later changing to Protector: Gwenny Lou Sabuki originally fought crime with reckless abandon and youthful glee, though over the years has matured somewhat, wielding her power to protect others who cannot defend themselves from evil.
Golden Woman's costume was a very short-cut yellow robe with red trim. It was tied shut with a yellow belt bearing a large triangular belt buckle adorned with a sun emblem. She wore red shoes with tie strips that ran all the way up to her mid-calves.
Once she joined the V-Battalion and retired from perpetual action, Gwenny Lou used two different costumes. The first included an ankle-length purple overcoat with red cuffs under a black leather belt and a large, red 'V' shaped collar, and red leather boots.
When not operating 'outside', she wore a primarily dark blue Spandex ™ body suit, which was accessorized with red buccaneer boots, red and blue gloves, red and blue boots, a red 'V' shaped belt, and a red and white 'V' shaped collar with a blue and white cape attached.
Having grown up fighting the most heinous villains the world has ever seen, Gwenny Lou continued the 'good fight' after World War II out of a sense of duty; she felt no one else should have to see the terrible things she was exposed to, after all.
Real Name: Gwenny Lou Sabuki
Legal Status: American citizen with a criminal record, legally deceased
Marital Status: married (possibly)
Alias(es), if any: Golden Girl
Group Affiliation: the V-Battalion, former member of the Kid Commandos
Height: 5' 5"
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
The daughter of famed surgeon and scientific genius Sam Sabuki, Gwenny Lou is a second generation American citizen. Having lived there all her life, you can imagine her dismay as she and her family were relocated to a Japanese Internment Camp during the War.
When the Invader hero known as Toro was severely injured in battle, it was determined that only Dr. Sabuki could save his life, and as such his cohort Bucky asked the intrepid surgeon for help - and at this point, the sinister Agent Axis struck!
You see, Agent Axis himself was three separate men, all of whom were fused into one terrifying entity in a bizarre accident. Wishing to be returned to normal, Axis also sought Sabuki's help but didn't know where to look for him; luckily, the Invaders did.
Abducting Dr. Sabuki, Agent Axis also seized Gwenny Lou and Bucky. When Agent Axis realized a mortally wounded Toro was nearby, he nabbed that hero as well, along with Davy Mitchell, a youth who had happened upon the area and witnessed Axis' actions.
Strapping Gwenny Lou and Davy to a bizarre device while Dr. Sabuki saved Toro's life, Agent Axis then demanded the surgeon repair his fractured existence as well. Toro chose this time to wake up, however, and his powers caused said bizarre device to overload.
Instead of killing Agent Axis' two hostages, it seemed to grant them incredible powers. While Davy gained the ability to spin at super-human speeds, Gwenny Lou developed the power to fire bolts of golden, concussive energies at anyone and anything in her vicinity.
Now facing four angry super-humans, Agent Axis quickly fled the scene. Thinking that they worked well together, the foursome attempted to track down the villain behind all this mess, seemingly finding him at Dr. Sabuki's War Relocation Camp.
Pooling their powers, the teenagers bested Agent Axis - though it turned out that the villain they'd tracked down was in fact a disguised Namor, who wanted to test the youth's powers and ability to work together. Proud of this achievement, they decided to stick together.
As the Kid Commandos, Gwenny Lou and her new friends would fight crime domestically, especially Nazis, and went out of their way to build up civic morale during the War. On one such operation, Gwenny Lou was abducted during a plot hatched by Lady Lotus.
This mysterious villainess was herself intrigued by Gwenny Lou's status as a Japanese-American girl with super powers, and had Designs on her Future. The Invaders and her fellow Kid Commandos came to her rescue, but they were rather late to the party.
Gwenny Lou had dealt with Lady Lotus before they could even arrive. After this debacle, Gwenny Lou returned to domestic heroism with her three Kid Commandos teammates, and continued working hard for the American people for the duration of the War.
Once the War was over, Gwenny Lou's future was uncertain, at least until she was recruited into the ranks of the V-Battalion. This group was formed by several wartime super-heroes who felt a need to see Justice done, and vowed to hunt down escaped Nazis.
Eventually serving on their Penance council, she continued the good fight for several years; though the exact nature of many of the missions she undertook with the V-Battalion have yet to be revealed, it is known that she died on one such mission in 1961.
As it turned out though, Gwenny Lou had a son, Kenji, during this time. Very little is known about him, but he inherited his mother's powers and used them in the service of the V-Battalion as well, under the alias of Golden Sun.
The Golden Woman entry originally written with Keith Kilburn!
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